Chongqing noodles for beginners

Chongqing noodles for beginners Chongqing has two famous dishes: hot pot and noodles (and other dishes, but they are mentioned far less often than these two). Hot pot restaurants can be seen everywhere, but they are fairly easy to figure out. The broth is either clear or spicy (usually spicy), and then you pick... Read more »
July 4, 2016

Chongqing: Longtousi Park

Chongqing: Longtousi Park This post has been long incoming, I went to the park back in March during one of the first warm days -which is why all the people are wearing winter coats. But anyhoo! Longtousi Park is a picturesque park located near metro line 6 Hongtudi station (which, by the way,... Read more »
July 3, 2016

My confusing hospital experience in Chongqing

My confusing hospital experience in Chongqing Before we start: don’t worry, I did not go to the hospital for a serious illness. I simply needed to go and take a stool test for a medical form, and the local travel clinic doesn’t do that particular test (despite the clinic having a separate area for urine and... Read more »
July 2, 2016

Chongqing: Huashengyuan Dream Castle

Chongqing: Huashengyuan Dream Castle Today it is time for something a bit magical yet bizarre. Like Chongqing’s Foreigner Street theme park (full of attractions in buildings supposed to represent foreign countries. How China perceives other countries is quite….interesting.), this as well is not quite what you would expect. Located in southern part of Chongqing... Read more »
July 1, 2016

Chongqing: The Third Footpath

Chongqing: The Third Footpath Today I want to talk about a footpath in the heart of the city which allows you to enjoy the view over Yangtse River. The footpath starts near Jiaochangkou metro station. Just get out from exit 5 and turn right, and walk down the road until you come across an... Read more »
June 28, 2016

Chongqing: Ciqikou old town

Chongqing: Ciqikou old town The most famous of Chongqing’s old towns, Ciqikou is easy to get to (inside the area is a different story). Ciqikou has its own subway station on line 1, about 30 minutes away from Jiefangbei. Once you get out of the station just follow the mass of people. (first left... Read more »
May 28, 2016

Chongqing: Beibei (dinosaurs!)

Chongqing: Beibei (dinosaurs!) This is probably part 1, because there’s a surprising amount of things to do in Beibei, one of the northern districts of Chongqing. Beibei is at the very northern end of subway line 6, and it will take about an hour to reach from downtown. Beibei has wider (and cleaner)... Read more »
March 2, 2016

Chengdu: Giant Panda Research Base

Chengdu: Giant Panda Research Base Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province, and Sichuan is known for its Giant Pandas. In fact, just outside of Chengdu there is a giant panda research base, where they breed pandas and allow visitors to get close to China’s cuddly mascots. We took a train from Chongqing (leaving almost... Read more »
March 1, 2016

Chongqing: Eling Park Part 2

Chongqing: Eling Park Part 2 What is so amazing about this park that I have to make two posts on it? Well, it just so happens that we didn’t explore the whole of Eling Park the first time, and I think it is worth it to mention some more places to check out in said... Read more »
February 29, 2016